Bowral to Balingup: Fall in love with Australia this autumn

As we wave goodbye to long summer days we say hello to the rich reds, oranges and golds of autumn leaves.

From March to May, our very own Australian backyard transforms, and what better way to celebrate the vibrant colours of the season than by visiting the most beautiful locations?! Here are our fave spots across the country to experience and capture the magic of autumn.


Bowral, New South Wales

The largest town in one of the state’s most iconic scenic regions, Bowral turns into a kaleidoscope of colour during autumn. While the area is most famous for its tulips, you can’t look past the charm that is the Southern Highlands between March and May.

Just 90 minutes south-west of Sydney, be sure to pack your instax SQ1 to capture the effortless beauty on your day trip to Bowral.

 SQ1 autumn


Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Tasmania’s natural beauty is rarely more captivating than during autumn when the island transforms into a spectacular assortment of colour. From late April through to May, a tree in the iconic Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park bursts into reds, oranges and golds in what locals call the ‘turning of the fagus’.

With so much to take in, the double-sized prints of the instax WIDE 300 will allow you to capture double the beauty.

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Photo Credit: Kelly Slater - Fagus (Nothofagus Gunnii)


Golden Valley Tree Park, Western Australia

If you’re planning on heading west, look no further than the Golden Valley Tree Park, Western Australia’s largest arboretum.

Located in the picturesque hills of Balingup, the park is home to over 3,000 trees which provide the perfect golden backdrop to picnics, strolls and autumn adventures. With your instax in hand, the Pear Tree lookout is a must-visit location to snap the leafy spectacular.

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Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, South Australia

Be sure to pack your camera and lace up your walking shoes as there’s so much to explore in the Adelaide Hills. Beautiful at any time of the year, autumn transforms the region into a panorama of warm tones.

And there’s no better place to experience this than Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens. From long leisurely walks to picnics by the lake, the instax mini Link will allow you to print and relive each moment straight from your smartphone.

 Mount Lofty

Photo Credit: Lisa Duffy - Mount Lofty Botanic Garden


Alpine High Country, Victoria

In autumn, Victoria’s High Country is a truly magical place to be, they even have a festival to celebrate the colours of the season! While the Bright Autumn Festival isn’t going ahead this year, a visit to the region should be on the autumn to-do list.

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Looking to bring your autumn adventures back home? Here are our favourite DIY displays for all your instax moments.